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Enhancing knowledge transfer and uptake
The focus of this study is on where and why the transfer and uptake of knowledge fails in the design process of flood defences. In this study, we observe, diagnose and intervene in processes of knowledge transfer and uptake using the lens of a fine-grained sender-receiver framework.
New IWRM framework helps the Philippines te operationalise sustainable development goal 6.5
The new IWRM framework provides a structure for river basin planning under uncertainty that is in line with international best practices using the IWRM and adaptive management approaches. It contributes to the operationalisation of Sustainable Development Goal 6.5: ‘by 2030 implement IWRM, at all levels’ and enables adaptive investment decisions.
Groundwater in multi-stressed aquatic ecosystems
Groundwater is a pivotal determinant of flow, temperature and water quality in many surface waters. The contribution of groundwater to lowland streams and its effects were characterised by combining modelling and innovative measurements. Groundwater seepage is highly heterogeneous and it can both mitigate and transfer the effects of stressors.
Stratigraphic modelling with the Delft3D Geotool
Delft3D GeoTool is open-source software which makes it straightforward to set up and run Delft3D simulations, to populate, access, and mine a database of numerical river delta models, and to export relevant data to existing software used in industry.
Treasure hunt for fresh groundwater
Large-scale airborne EM surveys in the Netherlands and Belgium in combination with the approach developed in FRESHEM provide 3D salinity mapping of groundwater down to a depth of 200 metres. The dataset is used, for example, to identify fresh groundwater resources, develop Aquifer Storage and Recovery systems and to establish a baseline for salinisation and freshening.
Autonomous measuring platforms
The goal of the project is to accelerate the introduction of autonomous operating multipurpose measurement platforms to Dutch and European waterways. In cooperation with the international business sector, national and local authorities and legislators, Deltares pushed this innovation to the next stage in order to make the most of the major opportunities to obtain monitoring data cost-effectively and efficiently.
Participatory and collaborative modelling : key to sustainable and inclusive development
Sustainability goes hand in hand with ownership, trust, acceptance and knowledge development. Participatory and collaborative modelling facilitates the involvement of stakeholders in the modelling process, and in the management and planning of water resources. Its use ultimately results in sustainable development though inclusive development, better-informed decision-making and lower-risk investments.
Drought event simulation and drought risk analysis
We developed a stochastic model for generating realistic synthetic times series of meteorological and hydrological variables that characterise drought events. These time series can be used as input for a comprehensive drought risk analysis and to help decision-makers during the selection of drought-mitigation measures.
Anura3D MPM for large-deformation geotechnical and hydraulic engineering
Soil-water-structure interaction and the large deformation of fluid-saturated soils are of major importance in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. The material point method (MPM) is a dedicated tool for modelling this class of problems. The Anura3D MPM software was released at the MPM2017 conference at Deltares and its benefits were demonstrated for several applications.
Measuring tsunami forces to design safe cooling systems for power plants
Adequate cooling water is of key importance for nuclear and conventional power plants. In this project, we looked at the forces exerted on a submerged intake structure of a power plant during a tsunami and conducted highly detailed measurements which will be used for the validation of numerical models so that numerical models can be used as a design tool in the future.